With the Covid 19 lockdown like everyone else I have loads of time on my hands even though my web design work has not entirely dried up. All my photographs on this website recently have been taken on my lockdown exercise walks. I am very lucky where I live as there is beautiful walks nearby, however, It's good to experiment and learn new skills now and again. I have seen lots of lensball photographs on Instagram, so I purchased my own cheap crystal ball to experiment with.
Lensball photography uses refraction which is the phenomenon that causes a light ray to bend when it hits an optical lens surface (or other medium that can act to transmit light e.g. water). Wikipedia has an article about refraction, the article can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refraction
This is one of my first photos. Our wisteria in our back garden is looking particularly impressive at the moment, it looks quite cool photographed through a lensball.
To continue this experiment I want to get my hands on a macro lens to enable me to get the camera closer to the lensball. Getting closer to the ball would allow me to get an even softer background. I sold my my macro lens last year as I never used it.